IDH has been supporting Mara Farming by implementing a Service Delivery Model, and analyzing the impact of including smallholders in their supply chain. IDH has also co-funded the Service Delivery Model project.
The project has established long-term relations between exporter and smallholders, and will see an increase of livelihood of smallholder farmers.
The project included the training of smallholders in good social, environmental and agricultural practices, and focused on direct and long-terms relations between exporter and farmers to increase quality and volumes.
The research was conducted and analyzed by Amandine Lobelle & Maurits Waardenburg, Masters in Public Policy 2016, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.